Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods. Pacific Coastal Airlines will not accept lithium batteries loose in checked baggage or as cargo. Lithium batteries can only be accepted in checked baggage if installed in a device. Loose lithium batteries need to be in carry-on baggage, or on a passenger. More information.


Bicycles may be shipped in rigid containers (i.e. plastic or heavy cardboard) designed specifically for the bike being tendered. No part of the bicycle may protrude outside of the container.

Any bicycle tendered to Pacific Coastal Airlines not in a container shall have the handle bars turned sideways (the front wheel remains straight), the pedals removed (to be stored in passenger’s bag) and shipped at the owner’s risk. Customer Service Agents will issue a conditional acceptance tag checking off improperly packaged.

For Cargo shipments, Conditional Acceptance tags may be used.


  • The customer is responsible for providing packaging, turning handle bars and removing pedals.
  • If a bicycle has hydraulic cylinders which are observed to be leaking, the cylinders must be removed prior to shipping.

Bows and Arrows

Bows and arrows must be suitably packaged in a rigid and/or hard shell container designed for shipping.

Fishing Rods

Fishing Rods must be packaged in a hard shell container designed for shipping. If a shipper insists on sending regardless, a conditional acceptance form must be completed.


Rifles, shotguns, and handguns are accepted as checked baggage. Firearms will not be accepted unless they are unloaded (with the safety on) and packaged in a specially designed case. A firearms declaration form must be completed and signed before we will accept firearms for carriage.

Ammunition must be packed separately (max 5 kg or 11 lbs) in a strong container made of wood or fiberboard. “Ammunition” should be labeled on the original container.

Musical Instruments

We will accept small instruments as part of carry-on baggage allowance so long as they fit the aircraft carry-on dimensions; however, all instruments will be stowed in the overhead compartment, under the seat or in other approved locations and must be able to fit securely in these areas. This is left to the discretion of the cabin crew and customer service agent upon checking the flight and baggage loads. Larger instruments must be checked in, but will only be accepted provided they are properly packed in a hard-sided case. Applicable baggage fees may apply.

Inflatable Boats

Inflatable boats (ex: Zodiacs) should be packed into rigid containers, if not, they are to be accepted on a conditional acceptance basis only. Self-inflating boats will not be accepted if the pressure canister is contained within the package. Some kayaks are inflatable and could be accepted if packed into a rigid container.

Rigid Hull Water Craft

Due to size limitations, Pacific Coastal is not able to accommodate rigid-hull water craft like canoes and kayaks.

Life Jackets

Self-inflating life jackets containing up to two (2) cylinders fitted into a life jacket and up to two (2) spare cartridges per person can be accommodated in checked baggage or carry-on baggage.

Hockey Sticks (Stand-alone)

These should be packed in a hard-sided case. If not, a conditional acceptance form must be completed.

Golf Clubs

These should be packed in a hard case or in travel carry bags. If not, a conditional acceptance form must be completed.

Skis and Snowboards

These should be packed in a hard-sided case. If not, a conditional acceptance form must be completed.

Surf Boards

Due to space availability, Pacific Coastal Airlines is not able to accommodate all types and sizes of surfboards.

The longest surfboard that can be accepted on a space available basis only is six (6) feet in length for the Saab 340 and Beechcraft 1900. It must be inside a hard case otherwise a conditional acceptance tag must be issued.

    • Length: from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail surfboard

Scuba Gear

One set is accepted per guest and includes one:

  • Pair of fins
  • Mask
  • Regulator
  • Snorkel
  • Speargun (scuba gun) Tank harness
  • Aqua-lung cylinder or scuba tank
    • Cylinders containing compressed air or a special gas mixture are prohibited.
    • Only empty cylinders (pressure gauge must read zero) are allowed.
    • Tank valve must be open.
  • Diving lamp
    • The battery must be in the device. Conditional acceptance tag must be attached to the luggage for fragility reasons.
    • All applicable oversized, overweight and extra piece fees apply.